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Congratulations to all Fall 2014 Graduates

Sunday, January 11, 2015

 Fall 2014 Graduation Ceremony

In December, 106 students earned degrees from the Watson College of Education, including 37 enrolled in graduate-level programs. Faculty, graduates and their families celebrated at a breakfast reception in the Education Building preceding official commencement ceremonies in Trask Coliseum on Dec. 13.

The Watson College hosted a reception on Dec. 8 to celebrate new Ed.D. graduates:

 Fall 2014 Graduation Ceremony

Caption: L-R: Brandon Simmons, Eric Irizarry, Michael Dixon, Amy Callahan, Eleanor Patrick and Bryan Abernethy

Bryan Abernethy

Dissertation title: Adherence to the Healthy Active Children Policy in Elementary Schools in Southeastern North Carolina
Committee: Scott Imig (chair), Steven Elliot and Susan Catapano

Amy Callahan

Dissertation title: Relationship Between Two North Carolina Third Grade Summative Reading Assessments and Teacher Perceptions of Assessments
Committee: Janna Siegel Robertson (chair), Susan Catapano and Marsha Carr

Michael Dixon

Dissertation title: The Impact of Instructional Coaching on Teacher Retention in Middle Schools in Southeastern North Carolina
Committee: Michele Parker (chair), Susan Catapano and William Sterrett

Eric Irizarry

Dissertation title: Leadership Characteristics of Effective Title I Charter School Principals
Committee: Susan Catapano (chair), Donyell Roseboro and William Sterrett

Eleanor Patrick

Dissertation title: Leadership Practices in High Poverty Elementary Schools in North Carolina
Committee: Michele Parker (chair), Susan Catapano and William Sterrett

Brandon Simmons

Dissertation title: Perceived Implementation Barriers of a One-to-One Initiative in a Large Urban School District
Committee: Florence Martin (chair), Marsha Carr and Janna Siegel Robertson

Please join us in congratulating all of our outstanding fall 2014 graduates!